It will remain dry for the rest of this evening, with further spells of sunshine. However it will start to cloud over along the west coast with some light rain or patchy rain later. Winds will be light to moderate and mainly westerly.
Patchy rain and drizzle will spread to parts of the north and west tonight. It will remain dry for much of Leinster, with clearer skies and some mist and fog patches will form here. Lowest temperatures will range from 8 to 11 degrees with slack variable winds, which will pick up later in the night.
Thursday will be a generally cloudy day as outbreaks of light rain and drizzle slowly spread eastwards. A mild and humid day with highs of 17 to 20 degrees in light, variable winds.
3 Day Outlook
Headline : Changeable and unsettled weather continuing up until the end of the weekend, with below normal temperatures, but possibly improving next week.
Thursday night : Mostly cloudy, with rain in eastern and southeastern coastal counties. Mainly dry elsewhere, but a few spots of drizzle or light rain are possible. Patches of mist and fog also, with light winds. Min. 7 to 10 Celsius.
Friday : Any rain along the east coast will clear and it will become mainly dry during the morning, with sunny spells, but rain will develop in the west and southwest in the afternoon, spreading eastwards to all parts later, with fresh southerly winds. Max. 15 to 18 Celsius, highest in the east and south. Clearer weather, with showers, will follow on Friday night, with strong southwesterly winds. Turning cooler.
Weekend : Cool, with maximum temperatures of just 14 to 18 Celsius. There will be some sunny spells, but occasional showers also, some heavy, especially in the west and north, with a risk of thunder. Windy, with fresh to strong southwesterly winds veering northwesterly in direction.
Further outlook (next week) : Outlook uncertain, but early indications suggest a possible improvement to drier conditions next week, with warmer temperatures.